Time to Clip Wings

A Blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara

The chicks that were hatched at my school last spring have grown into full sized birds now. The hens are even laying eggs so we are finally getting a return for all our investment.

One of the boys at my school was telling me that their hen was also laying eggs.  He was very excited.  He said they saved the first egg that was laid.  That is a sweet thought but not very practical.

I didn’t tell him this.

I remember the first egg laid by our hens.  It was a green egg and appeared shortly after a chemical fire near our house that required us to evacuate for the evening.  At first I wasn’t sure if the green egg was a result of the fumes from the fire.  Then I remembered that some breeds of hens lay green eggs.  I was very relieved.

Anyway, the birds from the school are quite adventurous.  Beekeeper Brian looked out the kitchen window to see them on top of the coop.

This is would not be a big problem except that several times I have found one of them in the yard next door.  Fortunately they always manage to find their way back.

Guess it is time to clip wings.

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One Comment on “Time to Clip Wings

  1. How sad! When I left United Air Lines to marry john, they clipped my wings. That was a bad moment, but admittedly, I never was able to fly to the top of the chicken coop and survey my kingdom.

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